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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

These are delicious! Very easy to create, inexpensive (I paid $4.30 for a large package of drumsticks (24 pieces) at SAMS)

I airfried for 8 minutes; and then turned them for 6 more minutes. The herbs are basics of your pantry

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks Link


Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet potatoes and Stuffed Zucchini are the first two recipes I made from the air fryer book – My husband ate all of them.

I was planning on putting them in the refrigerator to heat up for when we wanted a snack. He kept saying how good they were, and if I could make more.

These sweet potatoes were crispy on the outside, with a delicious filling on the inside.

Stuffed Eggplant & Ham Steak Cucumber Sauce

I enjoy taking old recipe books and recreating the recipes to work for a Keto and Low Carb Low Sugar Lifestyle. We enjoyed the Ham steak cucumber sauce; it was easy to throw together and I also used it as a dipping sauce for veggies.

I had never had eggplant, and after cutting it open, I was prepared to not like it, because it reminded me of Tofu. The texture, the smell, the feel of it; I thought, “I’m probably not going to care for this” We didn’t eat this the day I made it, because while preparing it, we filled up on other foods. So, I wrapped these and put them in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, I heated them in the microwave for 60 seconds. We were blown away by the flavor. We are seriously impressed, and this recipe is now added to my ‘make again file’. It is hard to take an appealing photo of eggplant dishes, but here ya go. I’m enjoying the recipes I’m finding in this book. The recipes are easy to convert to Keto Low Carb Low Sugar recipes.

1985 cookbook


𝙄𝙛 𝙎𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙖 𝙛𝙡𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙧…

“𝙄𝙛 𝙎𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙖 𝙛𝙡𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙧, 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙤𝙚𝙨”
Ataulfo mangoes – while eating mangoes this morning, Jim said, “If Sunshine had a flavor, it would be a lot like these mangoes”

Korean Cinnamon Tea

Remember when I made the pickled onions from the book: Made Whole by Cristina Curp, and I mentioned Star Anise? I ordered it from Amazon, because the local stores were out of it. I made the Korean Cinnamon Tea this morning and I’m addicted! This is so good! The recipe called for adding Stevia drops to your taste, but I didn’t need those, so I would add those as (optional) on the recipe.



Crocuses are one of the first Pollen sources available to bees in early to mid spring. …

In the early 1930’s – Jim’s Aunt Margaret Shea planted crocus around the tree out front, they just kept spreading and pouring out on our property – we are finding them everywhere – there are yellows, whites and purples – mainly purples. If you are familiar with the movie Twister staring Helen Hunt – here is me on the back of ATV guiding Jim around all these flowers – remember the scene where she is guiding Bill Paxton around the barrage of farm equipment falling on the road and she is yelling “LEFT! RIGHT!” That was me when I would see a lone patch of crocus. “LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT!”

We love plants and will not harm them. Crocus all over our yard in purples, yellows and whites. Meaning: Weeks till summer! Yay!

Pickled Red Onions

I am now on the lookout for star anise so that I can try her Korean Cinnamon tea. On the first day of making the pickled red onions, they were fine, but I felt they were missing something. Two days later, I remembered I had pushed them to the back of the refrigerator, pulled them out just now, and thought, “wow, this would be good mixed with cucumbers, maybe green beans, maybe on a chili burger, on a cold cut, etc.” For now, these are fun to snack on. The vinegar definitely stands out, but what a fun way to eat red onions and enjoy the benefits of the apple cider vinegar. I’m planning on making several recipes from this book.

Keto Protein shake

How to Make a Keto Coffee Protein Shake:

I make this once a week, and add to a large mason jar. Keep jar in the refrigerator and have a small cup of this every other day, or I add it to the end of a cup of hot coffee.

I also go lighter on the swerve; I change the flavor often. For instance, I will add a few scoops of the chocolate protein, as well as a vanilla protein. SAMS had a small bottle of peppermint protein powder on clearance, after the holidays; so, I add a scoop of that with the chocolate now and then to this drink. It does taste like a chocolate milk shake. You just want to play with the sugar amount; it’s easy to add more if needed. I make my own cold brew coffee, but the cheaper large bottles work fine with this also.

These are not my photos; they are from the All Day I dream about food blog